Nancy Hou is the co-founder and principal of Hou de Sousa, a New York based architecture and design studio. The studio promotes innovative design solutions which are culturally progressive and environmentally responsible. Built work includes restaurants, private residences, public spaces, and art installations.
Recent awards and honors include Hou de Sousa's selection as The Architectural League of New York's 2016 Socrates Sculpture Park Folly Competition winner, the winning entry for the Re-ball! International Design Competition, selection as Finalists for Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards 2016, selection as finalist for ArchOutLoud Tokyo Cemetery Competition 2016, selection as finalist for the 2015 City of Dreams Competition, a Notable Entry in the 2015 Socrates Park Folly Competition, and the Winning Restaurant Design for the IIDA's 2015 Best Interiors of Latin America Competition.
The studio’s work has been widely featured nationally and internationally in press outlets such as Architectural Record, Interior Design, Dwell, Domus, Cultured, The Washington Post, PBS, NPR, NBC, CBS, ArchDaily, Architizer, Dezeen and Designboom.
Nancy holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell and a Master of Architecture from Harvard. She is also the Creative Director of HAAUS (Harvard Alumni Architectural and Urban Society).